What does the Bible say about sex outside of marriage?

PRESENTED 9/30/2012

In my last pastorate, I was often a guest speaker in a sociology class at the University of Pittsburgh. The professor had me address specific ways our church worked to influence society. Naturally, I jumped at the chance.

One time, after class, a young woman came to me and said, “I stopped going to church because of something my pastor said to us.” I asked what the pastor had said. “He told my boyfriend and me that we should not be having sex — that the Bible said that it was sin to have sex outside of marriage. It doesn’t say that!”

Hmm…. Does it?

This podcast presents a biblical perspective on sex inside and outside of marriage.

Are Teens what they Watch?

Guess what statistics show is happening with teens who watch sex-laden television shows. Teens who watch the sexiest shows tend to be responsible for the most teen pregnancy. You can read about it here.

What are the sexy shows? According to the article, the study found, among others, Sex in the City, That ’70s Show, and Friends. No surprise there.

The best statement in the article is the one that says that this study “just catches up with common sense.”